Oregon Terrain Vehicles
ORS 821.150
Operation of snowmobile without driving privileges; civil liability; penalty


A person commits the offense of operation of a snowmobile without driving privileges if the person operates a snowmobile without one of the following having been issued to the person and on the person at the time the person is operating the snowmobile:


A driver license.


A snowmobile operator permit issued under ORS 821.160 (Snowmobile operator permit).


This section does not apply to a person who is operating a snowmobile while taking a course from an instructor to obtain a snowmobile operator’s permit under ORS 821.160 (Snowmobile operator permit).


In addition to other penalties provided by this section, the operator or owner of a snowmobile may be liable as provided under ORS 821.310 (Treble damages for damage to property).


The offense described in this section, operation of snowmobile without driving privileges, is a Class D traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §722; 1985 c.16 §350; 1985 c.393 §41; 1995 c.383 §32]
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